Vani’s Musings

Book Worm

Posted on: May 19, 2009

It had been another usual hectic day at work.  I happened to finish early thanks to the help of my colleagues who couldn’t bear to hear me sniffling because of the cold I had caught.

 

As I got off the bus, I remembered the second hand book shop just behind the bus stop and so I went there to pick up a couple of titles at a good price.

 

Where reading is concerned, I have different moods; depending on my mood, I pick up titles. Today I was in the mood for reading a mushy romance and so I deliberately went to the M & B section and picked a couple of titles.

 

Just as I was about to pay, my eyes fell on a couple of Enid Blyton Famous Five series. Without a moment’s hesitation I picked both the books and at some corner of my mind I was very happy that I could get those books. I got a couple of strange looks from others at the shop but I chose to ignore them.

 

I loved those books when I was a kid and they had this magical quality of transporting me into a different world altogether. It was like those kids were ideal children and had all the qualities one could possibly want but did not have.

 

Is it necessary that we stop reading such books as we get old? I’d like to hear from u guys.

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4 Responses to "Book Worm"

I definitely think that the older we get the more imperative it is to read the books we have loved in our childhood… I love Enid Blyton and read her books even today… Rather reread them for the nth time 🙂 And I always feel that, I am gaining a different perspective every time I read those books …..

Age is no bar to stop reading a certain genre of books…

– Diya

please keep those books safely after you finish with them.
to bangalore will come two book critters…

Vani,
good to see your post after a long time.
When i get a chance I still read chandamama. Oh, in a way, for past 4 years, from the time i started reading stories to my daughter, i have enjoyed more and more reading those little books. Most times, I end up reading through the end of the book, even though my daughter would have slept before i complete 2 pages. And, she makes me read those books again and again, and every time, I almost end up all the pages again.
note: i don’t remember reading any of Blyton’s books. I will see if I get hands on one of those in local stores over here.

“they had this magical quality of transporting me into a different world altogether. It was like those kids were ideal children and had all the qualities one could possibly want but did not have.”

no age bar for reading any title but certainly your preception will be different u will look at the same book in all together different way if u read it after 10 years or so.

My son is a fan of Blytons famous five series. he has got couple of them i am happy he loves reading that’s really great

on other note u r certainly gettiang transported to a different world altogether.

nice to read your post after a loooooooooooonnng break keep posting

pranesh

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